Faith Formation


There are 3 levels to Children’s Faith Formation at Lourdes – We need them all as we grow in God’s love and our Christian in life!
1. Religious Education
2. Worship and Prayer
3. Sacramental Preparation

Programs begin Sunday September 29, 2019


CLASS A: For children in grades 2-4
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (between Masses)

This class will use the textbook, “Finding God,” which presents the teachings of the Catholic Church through active-learning techniques that allow children to participate, learn, and grow in faith and discipleship.

The “Finding God” program engages the whole child—mind, heart, body, and soul—uniquely guiding children to practice prayer and reflection, to explore scripture, and to find God in all things.
Fee: $45/year

CLASS B: For children in grades 5-8
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (between Masses)

This class will use an edition of the “Finding God” textbook appropriate for older students. See above.
Fee: $45/year


Attend either the:

9:00 am Mass with Children’s Liturgy of the Word, for children ages 5-10.
Children are sent from the Church to hear the day’s readings in kid-friendly language. They return to their parents during the preparation of the gifts.
No signup necessary –  no fee.

or the:

11:00 am Mass, with our beautiful choir


First Communion /  First Reconciliation Preparation
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
– Child must be between the ages of 8-12 by the time of the 1st Communion Mass (early May), and have received the Sacrament of Baptism.
– Must be enrolled in a Religious Education class (either A or B above).
– Note: This class meets roughly every other week. A full schedule will be distributed
– Parent(s) are required to attend six of these classes with their children.
– Fee: $50/year

Confirmation Preparation
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
– Youth must be at least 14 years old by the time of the Confirmation Mass date (mid-May), and have already received the Sacraments of Baptism and First Euchar